Picture Book - 2018
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"The day Thea was mad at mommy, she and her little brother Tate went for a walk around the block. They meet a snail, a skunk, a porcupine, and a gorilla, and get a hug from each one -- but the hugs are slimy, smelly, poky and way too hard! It's not until they get back to mommy that both Tate and Thea get a really good hug -- and then everyone is happy and they have lunch."--
Publisher: Toronto :, North Winds Press,, 2018.
ISBN: 9781443142915
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Martchenko, Michael


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Sep 17, 2020

Hugs is a really sweet story. I think that the lessons are important for everyone, not only kids, as we often take advantage of, or stay angry at, people who truly love us. The story has to do with Thea, who gets angry with her mom, and then goes for a walk with her brother, looking for hugs from neighbourhood animals (which, as you can imagine, aren’t very comfortable). By the end, Thea reconciles with her mom, and realizes that her mother gives the best hugs. I felt that this story was really meaningful, and heart-warming, and I think it would be touching to many other people, as well. I would definitely recommend that you give this book a try, especially with younger audiences. @PenelopeScriptor of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Sep 25, 2016

Cute book in which Thea learns to get over her anger with mom by taking her brother for a walk and watching him look for a hug that's as good as mom's. Munsch is a pretty reliable choice for good books for young children.

Jun 16, 2015

ok book but I don't like also about the front cover where the skunk is bigger then the human

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